Nico Christodoulou returns to the GB3 Championship with Arden VRD, after competing in six of the eight events with the team last season.
The 17-year-old joined the championship with Arden during the third weekend of the 2022 season at Donington Park, as part of the team’s newly-established connection with the Velocity Racing Development, whom he had raced for in the USA through 2021 and the early part of last year.
Arden’s strengthened ties with VRD for this season means Christodoulou returns for the entire campaign this time around, with both team and driver looking to mount a title challenge.
Despite missing the first quarter of the 2022 GB3 season, Christodoulou was quickly on the pace, and banked his first top-10 finishes in his second weekend at Snetterton. Top-10s became challenges for top-five finishes in the second half of the year, getting ever closer to the qualifying pace too, and ended his season with a best finish of fourth in the final race of the season at Donington Park.
The Ontario resident first competed in single-seaters in 2018 in the F2000 and Atlantic Championship, before finishing fourth overall in the 2018-19 NACAM Formula 4 series. Remaining in NACAM F4 in 2019, he was the runner-up courtesy of three wins and 11 podiums, before moving to US F2000 and F4 in 2020.
Continuing in USA F4 in 2021, he finished fourth overall with three victories and a total of 10 podiums as he joined VRD for the first time. He remained with the team as he moved up to Formula Regional Americas at the start of 2022, before switching across the Atlantic for his GB3 campaign with the Arden-VRD collaboration.
2022 - GB3 Championship, final six events with a best finish of fourth
USA F4 – fourth overall with three wins, 10 podiums, two poles, four fastest laps
USA F4 – seventh overall with one podium and one fastest lap
Cooper Tires USF2000 – five races
NACAM F4 – selected races
NACAM F4 – fourth overall with 11 podiums, one fastest lap
F2000 Championship – six races
Atlantic Championship Series – two races